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Welcome to the John D. Welty Center for Educational Policy and Leadership (formerly CVELI)

Established in 2002 under the leadership of President Welty, the Welty Center seeks to elevate educational leadership and eliminate the achievement gap for students in the Central Valley.

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Along with our partners in the educational and business communities, we strive to:

  • Initiate and implement systemic change;
  • Improve program quality in educational communities;
  • Provide equal access to learning for all students



All--Day Exemplary Practices in Educational Leadership Conference

Making Every Moment Count

October 17, 2019

 Annual conference brings Central Valley leaders together from schools, districts, businesses, and community organizations to learn and share ideas, best practices, challenges and latest perspectives

Featuring Keynote Speakers: Chip Heath and Mike Erwin

PLUS 18 Breakout Sessions

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          Chip Heath

* Internationally-recognized speaker & author

* Top-selling author-Switch, Decisive, & Made to Stick

* Newest best seller, Power of Moments




Erwin Photo         Mike Erwin

* Founder Positivity Project (P2)

* Creating movement across the country

* Empowering students to empower others



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                      A Tribute to President John Welty







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